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Anatomy

What is a vulva?

Brook is a sexual wellbeing website from the UK, their booklet is an excellent resource aimed at educating young people on what is a ‘normal’ female anatomy is – specifically vulva appearance.

Labia Library

The Labia Library was created as an educational resource by women’s Health Victoria in Australia. It is aimed at normalising the appearance of the labia of all colours, shapes and sizes.

Periods

Know your flow

Know Your Flow is an expert lead website from RCSI and the Irish Haemophilia Society all about knowing what a normal period looks like.

Contraception

Contraception choices

An extensive guide to all the contraceptive choices available here in the Republic of Ireland.

Free Contraception for 17-25 Year-Olds

Information on what is covered by the government’s program for free contraception for 17-25 year olds.

Accessing Free Condoms

SpunOut.ie holds an extensive list of where to access free condoms countrywide.

National Condom Distribution Service

The National Condom Distribution Service provides free condoms and lubricants to organisations working with those who are risk of unplanned pregnancies, STIs, and HIV.

Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Sexualwellbeing.ie host a guide all about PrEP for HIV from how, where and why to get it, to support services and advice if you want to stop taking it.

Emergency Contraception

A guide to your options when it comes to emergency contraception.

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

Sexualwellbeing.ie provides information about post exposure prophylaxis, if you think you may have been exposed to HIV. This includes a list of where to get it.

Unplanned or Crisis Pregnancy

Unplanned or Crisis Pregnancy

Myoptions.ie provide free, non-judgemental counselling for those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. This service is also available if you are a partner of someone who is pregnant.

Sexuality and Gender

BelongTo

BelongTo are a charity who support young LGBT+ people from the ages of 14-23 in Ireland. They also provide resources for parents of LGBT+ youths.

Gender Dictionary

Healthline have assembled a dictionary of gender identities which could be useful if you wish to define yours.

Sexuality Dictionary

Matt Miller created Unite – a dictionary of sexualities which can be helpful if you want to define your sexuality.

Transgender Equality Network Ireland

TENI are non-profit member-driven organisation who seek to improve the lives of trans people and their families. Here they provide a countrywide list of support services for tans and LGB+ people.

Spunout

Spunout is a website created by teens for teens. It has excellent resources on health, wellbeing and much more.

Childline

Childline.ie provide free, non-judgemental counselling services for children nationwide.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

STI Testing Services in Ireland

This resource is brought to you by sexualwellbeing.ie
It is a comprehensive list of the STI testing sites around Ireland, some STI testing can also be completed by your GP.

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Treatment Units

The HSE’s website provides information on all your care options if you have been raped or sexually assaulted such as what to do, about the SATU, where to find them, and more.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

RCNI is a specialist information and resource centre on rape and all forms of sexual violence. They provide counselling to survivors of sexual assault and violence.
Ph.: 1800 77 8888

Further resources

Dr Jen Gunther

Dr Jen Gunther is a New York Times Best Selling author and registered gynaecologist. Her blog debunks myths surrounding politics and internet trends focused on sexual wellbeing.

The Pleasure Project

This is a sexual health organisation who advocate for safe and pleasure based positive sex education.